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Visitor on the River

Thanks to our neighbors Brian and Amy Butterworth for catching this nature moment on the Williams River behind the store. We've had many...

Pulp Nonfiction

by Kelt Wilska The history of paper is an endlessly fascinating wormhole that can doom a short-form journalist to overstuffing. For...

Pandemic Prose

by Kelt Wilska During the present COVID-19 pandemic, Shaker Mill Books has noticed a surge in interest for a most surprising genre:...

This Project Is for the Birds

by Kelt Wilska On one of your drives through town last month, did you happen to notice someone on a ladder climbing the pond-facing side...

What's in a Name?

Say you’re a bookseller hunting for rare titles in a dusty Berkshire attic. Creased paperback beach read: dollar section. Hardcover bestsell

Josh Billings, Berkshire Funnyman

If you asked a Berkshire native who Josh Billings was, odds are that they would respond with, “You mean the race?” After all, the eponymous